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Blazing sun in Britain?

Post 1

Steve K.

A few years ago, I travelled from my hometown - Houston, Texas, USA - to London for a 10 day vacation in early June. I'm glad I took a warm jacket, the only one I own.

We had the world leaders (Thatcher, Mitterand, Bush I, etc. as I recall) visit Houston many years ago for the Economic Summit - in the summer. Folks were worried that the subtropical climate would be a problem, but hoped that the ubiquitous air conditioning would save the day. A local university reporter interviewed the British Press boss in attendance and asked about their comfort. "I think they're settling in ... they're starting to insult the French reporters ..."

And now we want the Summer Olympics here ... smiley - devil

Blazing sun in Britain?

Post 2


Blazing sun is comparative - admittedly there aren't that many deserts in Britain, but the weather can get very warm, and it isn't unusual in the summer for London to be hotter than many Mediterranean resorts.


Blazing sun in Britain?

Post 3

Steve K.

Ahh .. now I understand the reason for the high speed train from central London to the French Mediterranean coast in five hours (I think). It's to escape the heat ... smiley - cool In Houston, we go to Galveston in about an hour, but the scenery is ... uhhh ... well, they do have a sand castle competition. smiley - erm

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